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Iljimae (Korean: 일지매; Hanja: 一枝 梅; RR: Iljimae; literally "A flower) is a 2008 Korean action drama, starring Lee Joon-gi. in the lead role of Iljimae. It is based on the Iljimae comic, published from 1975 to 1977, written by Ko Woo-young based on Chinese folklore from the Ming Dynasty about a masked Robin Hood-esque character in the Joseon era.

Set in the Joseon Dynasty, during the day Yong acts as a gangster in the marketplace, but at night he is a thief robbing corrupt government officials to give to the poor. After each robbery, he leaves a picture of a plum tree branch to make his mark and is thus named Iljimae. His main purpose was not to rob but to find the owner of a specially designed sword he saw as a child used to kill his father, a loyal subject of the emperor. Eun Chae is the daughter of a government official who, despite being raised, has a lot of sympathy for the poor. She met Iljimae by accident and couldn't help admiring him for what he stood for even though she had never seen his face.

 Lee Gyeom (Lee Joon-gi) is the son of benevolent nobleman Lee Won-ho, who is the king's trusted brother and supporter, and a central member of the secret organization. Cheonwoohoe, consisting of five important nobles other than the king were theirs. leader. When a blind fortune teller looks at Lee Won-ho's house, implying that the king sees a person as bright as the sun, who will be worshiped by everyone, the king kills Lee Won-ho because he believes that 'two suns. cannot exist on the same sky '. Gyeom, from inside a safe, tries to stay alive and watches the murder; later, when he was forced to throw a rock at his mother's head to prove that he was not her child, he lost his memory from shock and was adopted by a retired thief, Soe -dol, who changed his name to "Yong-i". Thirteen years later, Yong-i regains his memories and begins searching for his sister Yeon, only to find her convicted and hanged.

The murder of his sister led Gyeom to seek revenge and, with the emblem on the killer sword he recalled from thirteen years ago as his only clue, he vowed to avenge his family. me. To find and its owner, he disguises himself as a mysterious black-robed thief Iljimae, who broke into the mansion of the nobles, members of the secret organization, Cheonwoohoe. Meanwhile, he also helps people who are injustice, to become a hero. At the scene of each robbery, he leaves behind a handkerchief depicting a red plum blossom, a symbol of the house where he lives and his childhood memories: it is the name Iljimae that reflects what This, since "il" means "a", "ji" means "branch" and "mae" means "plum tree". The king and the aristocracy try to capture Iljimae and find out his identity, especially bodyguard Byeon Si-hoo, who sees this as an opportunity to redeem his miserable life and become nobles. Meanwhile, Yong-i has a crush on Eun-chae, the daughter of nobleman Byeon Shik and step-sister of Si-hoo, who can't forget Lee Gyeom's first love. 


Lee Joon-gi as Lee Gyeom / Yong-i / Iljimae

Yeo Jin-goo as a child Lee Gyeom

Everyday is a lazy, pointless gangster, and a mysterious thief protecting citizens in the dark.

Han Hyo-joo as Byeon Eun-chae

Kim Yoo-jung Byeon Eun-chae

An adorable and kind girl from the aristocracy, who seemed destined for both and against Gyeom.

Lee Young-ah as Bong-soon

Jung Da-bin as a child Bong-soon

A humorous, silly, orphaned con man is a girl and has a connection to Gyeom's past.

Park Si-hoo as Cha-dol / Byeon Si-hoo

Lee David as a child Cha-dol

Once a poor boy, at the age of 9, he was told that his biological father was Judge Byeon Shik and was sent to live with him, becoming a royal guard. However, his biological father is actually Lee Won-ho. His dream is to capture Iljimae so he can eventually become a nobleman.

Lee Moon-sik as Soe-dol, the adoptive father of Yong-i and Cha-dol

Kim Sung-ryung as Dan-i, the mother of Cha-dol, Yong-i's adoptive mother

Lee Il-hwa as Mrs. Han, Gyeom's mother

Son Tae-young as Lee Yeon, Gyeom's older sister

Jo Min-ki as Lee Won-ho, the father of Gyeom and Cha-dol 

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